Remember remember November


This November is shaping up to have some great releases lined up. This is bad news for me as I can’t buy all of them on launch day.

The first week of November will offer up Dragon Age: Origins, The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition, and Lego Rock Band. As you all know DAO has my hard earned money already. It’s not even an option for me. This game will not allow me to not own it and play it.

After that we are get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which I probably won’t play because I suck at shooters. I won’t forbid others from playing as I acknowledge that the game is awesome. It’s just not my cup of tea.

Week three has Left 4 dead 2 which I might purchase. I have just started getting into the original Left 4 Dead seriously and I might give myself a few more months with it before I move on. Also in this week are Assassin’s Creed 2 for console (the PC version has been delayed. You bastards!) and Dragon Age: Origins for the PlayStation 3.

Finally we get nothing. The last week pretty much dries up, but hey, who can complain with the games so far this month? We can’t have every week be awesome.

Keep gaming people!

Half-Life 2 in one sitting


Saturday I had the privilege to join 1,800 other people from around the world play in playing video games for 24 hours. We did this to raise over $140,000 to help fight pediatric cancer in an event called Extra Life. It was an amazing experience. I played a smorgasbord of different games including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Left 4 Dead, Company of Heroes, and even some Peggle.

The bulk of my time and the highlight of my gaming marathon was playing Half-Life 2 in one continuous stretch. It took me about 14 hours and I soaked up every minute of it. After that experience I respond to the name Gordon as much as I would to my own name. I fell asleep dreaming about head crabs. Alex is my best friend. I fully understand why this game is so popular. It sucks you in. It is truly a first person experience.

I don’t generally like first person games because I enjoy watching my character in a cinematic way. I mean if you could drop 20 armed guys with a magnum wouldn’t you want to watch yourself do it? Half-Life 2 allows to become Gordon Freeman and makes other FPS titles allow you to be a camera attached to a gun. And that’s all I have to say about that right now.

Keep gaming people!